Originally posted by sonhouse
Maybe now you see the problem.
Manny has a right to his opinion about any and all religions he wants. Does not mean he's right, partially right or even wrong, just his opinion as everyone here has his or her own opinions.
But he is pointing out his opinions on how he feels about the JW's which he is allowed too. Doesn't mean he's right.
Again these scriptures that are posted here are referrring to God's outlines for a religion and what they must do within the framework of the humans in it being imperfect.
God has never said or demanded his followers have to be perfect, never make any mistakes in their understanding of his words, or make a misjudgement.
He never expected that of any of his people but instead did in fact overlook most misjudgements they made.
So for Manny to judge the JW's as harshly as he does from time to time, is stepping ahead of God and being judge and jury and expecting perfection.
If he is looking for a religion or group of godly people that is "perfect" and never makes mistakes, he will never find it, and is in fact putting himself above God's love for humans and his willingness to forgive when they make mistakes within reason.
So these scriptures that describe what his people would be expected to do is serious, but their is no demand from God to always be perfect in their following these guidelines.
But what he does demand is to try to do all of them the best we can.
Most religions do some token works and follow a few of these. But do ignor many such as "being no part of the world".
One poster says he does not understand this statement and see's no need in even trying. "Don't worry about the details" he says.
A strong example of how many do feel and react when confronted with God's commands about our "doing his will".
They just can't do them all....